NZ v PAK highlights today – Fourth one day international from Seddon Park, Hamilton (New Zealand) Tuesday 16th January 2018. The captain of the New Zealand team KS Williamson is going on top in the most runs scorers list from this ODI series so far with 207 runs in three innings, MJ Guptill scored 179 runs and LRPL Taylor scored 109. TA Boult took eight wickets in last three matches, Hasan Ali took six and TG Southee took five. Imam-ul-Haq a new youngster from Pakistan played one match and scored just two runs, Azhar Ali opener of the Pakistan team scored 12 runs in three innings, Babar Azam scored 18 runs in three innings, The captain of the Pakistan team Sarfraz Ahmed scored 25 runs, Shoaib Malik 43 and Mohammad Hafeez 61. This was the Pakistan team top order performance in past three ODI’s. Pakistan lost the series already by losing first three matches.
Toss: Pakistan , elected to bat first.
Pakistan team/playing XI
Fakhar Zaman, Faheem Ashraf, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c) †, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan.
New Zealand team/playing XI
MJ Guptill, C Munro, KS Williamson (c), LRPL Taylor, TWM Latham †, HM Nicholls, C de Grandhomme, MJ Santner, TG Southee, LH Ferguson, TA Boult.
Match Timings: 14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30 Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Pakistan tour of New Zealand 4th ODI (D/N) Highlights
363 with 4 down is the highest total of the Seddon Park, Hamilton cricket ground, which was scored by West Indies in 2014 against New Zealand. Home team highest total of the venue is 350/9 against Australia which was scored in 2007. Pakistan team highest total is 268/9 scored in 2011 against the home team in reply New Zealand all out with 227 runs in 46.5 overs. From current Pakistan squad, only Mohammad Hafeez had played in that match.
Conditions are likely to be overcast in Hamilton, but showers are unlikely to interrupt the game. The pitch is expected to play faster than the one in Dunedin did. The head coach Mickey Arthur said Pakistan may change their batting order a bit, with Haris Sohail possibly coming in and one of Mohammad Hafeez or Shoaib Malik going out. Arthur also mentioned the possibility of the opening positions tinkered with. That could mean Azhar Ali dropping down the order, and Imam-ul-Haq coming in. New Zealand may experiment somewhat in the two remaining dead rubbers. Matt Henry might come in, Lockie Ferguson could rest and Colin de Grandhomme, who has returned from Zimbabwe following the death of his father, may also feature.
Umpires – Richard Illingworth, Wayne Knights
TV Umpires – Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee – Sir Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Chris Brown
Match number – ODI no. 3953